World: Boats in the Caribbean

A new battlefront was opened by the Axis last week. Its most active sector was the Caribbean. Its offensive weapon (to date) was the submarine. Its objective was to cut off the United Nations from a major source of high-octane aviation gas.

Already attacks off the Venezuelan coast had temporarily stopped the flow of oil from Venezuelan fields to the refineries at Aruba and Curagao. This in itself was an Axis victory, for Venezuelan oil furnishes from one-half to two-thirds of all the aviation gasoline that the United Nations use. The continuing threat of Axis submarines could slow this traffic almost to...

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